Faculty and Researchers
Roxani KrystalliProgram Manager
At Feinstein, Roxani Krystalli focuses on how to better generate, synthesize, and use evidence in the humanitarian field. Her own research focuses on patterns of violence in mass atrocities and on victim-centered transitional justice, paying particular attention to gender and other dimensions of power. Roxani has spent a decade working on issues of gender and violence in conflict areas and transitional contexts, including working with ex-combatants and victims of violence in Colombia, Guatemala, Uganda, Sudan, Mexico, Pakistan, and other areas in collaboration with international organizations and community-based groups. Her most recent project is a multi-country refugee research study, examining the moral and financial economies of forced migration, culminating in a series of publications on the Financial Journeys of Refugees.
For her work, Roxani has been recognized with the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Service at Tufts University. She is a current US Institute of Peace “Peace Scholar,” a recipient of the Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship and Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship and holds a fellowship from the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security. Her published work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Conversation, Open Democracy, Women Under Siege, NextBillion, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative blog. Roxani has a BA from Harvard University and an MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and she is a PhD Candidate at The Fletcher School, where she is researching the politics of victimhood during transitions from violence, with a focus on the case of Colombia.
- Twitter: @rkrystalli
- Transitional justice
- Gender and violence in war and transitions
- Humanitarian evidence synthesis
- Qualitative research in vulnerable settings
- The politics of humanitarianism
- Latin America
- Wilson, Kimberley and Roxani Krystalli, “The Financial Journey of Refugees: Evidence from Greece, Jordan, and Turkey.” Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security (2017).
- Mazurana, Dyan, Roxani Krystalli, and Anton Baare. “Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration: Reviewing and Advancing the Field.” In Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict, edited by Fionnuala Ní Aolain, Naomi Can, Dina Haynes and Nahla Valj. Oxford University Press (2017).
- Krystalli, Roxani and Kimberly Theidon. “Here’s how attention to gender affected Colombia’s peace process.” Washington Post (Oct. 9, 2016).
- Krystalli, Roxani. “The Colombian peace agreement has a big emphasis on the lives of women. Here’s how.” Washington Post (Aug. 19, 2016).
- Wilkinson, Cai, Evren M. Eken, Laura Mills, Roxani Krystalli, Harry D. Gould, Jesse Crane-Seeber, and Paul Kirby. “Responding to# AllMalePanels: A Collage.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 18, 3 (2016). 477-491.
- Krystalli, Roxani. “Why free love in the FARC isn’t so free.” Washington Post (Mar. 14, 2016).
In November, Roxani Krystalli attended a Folke Bernadotte Academy workshop in Sweden, convened by the Swedish academy for peace and development. The workshop focused on Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DRR)…Read More
In July 2018, Roxani Krystalli participated in a closed symposium of researchers and practitioners who focus on gender in peace processes. Ambassador Melanne Verveer convened the symposium, “Bridging Theory and…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
Getting in or missing out? Understanding the poor’s interactions with market systems and international programming
Feinstein’s work as part of the Apolou project seeks to understand the impacts over time of a shift to an increasingly cash-based economy on different wealth, livelihood, and demographic groups.Read More
In this partnership with Mercy Corps, the Feinstein International Center team investigates the nature of social networks and social connectedness, and explores how humanitarian assistance can strengthen these as a key aspect of resilience, recovery and relief interventions in complex humanitarian emergencies.Read More
The currency of connections: Why local support systems are integral to helping people recover in South Sudan
The purpose of this report is to give aid actors insights into localized social protection and support systems in South Sudan and the ways in which humanitarian aid, including cash…Read More
The Wages of War: Learning from how Syrians have adapted their livelihoods through seven years of conflict
In partnership with Mercy Corps, Feinstein researchers undertook this work to understand why some households are managing the devastating impacts of war better than others.Read More